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The Definitive Guide to LED Accent Lighting
Well, I did most of the making of the parts, son illustrated painted and assembled. The barrel spins on custom made bearings. We didn't do the motor bit yet.
TF2 Minigun (Sasha)
Hi there, I'd like to know a bit more about wiring power for the cables. I currently have the LED strip linked below. However I have it installed in my ceiling so the wires either hang out through the room or don't reach, what would be a good solution to route the power. Is there anyway I could route it to my home electrical network or just have the power cable in an extended length.https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-5-Meter-Waterproof-Flexible-Changing/dp/B00ASHQQKI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1472184083&sr=8-4&keywords=rgb%2Bled%2Bstrip
TF2 Rocket Launcher
O man. Just the info I need.I do have a quick question. Let's say I bought the one you linked (I did buy just like it, although the plug looks different, Tingkam I think)My question is can I just snip the plug off an splice it straight into my car from a live wire from interior light? I want it for trunk lighting.Seems simple. Any advice from others welcome.Thanks
Great information here, thank you. I bought some LED RGB strip lights and I'm having a wiring issue. Everything I bought from the controller to the connectors is a 4-pin set up. However, the strip lights have a 3-pin plug with a separate red and white line as well. Does anyone know how to wire up this configuration?Thanks,Drew
Thanks for the Q&A here. I purchased a 164 ft RGB 5050 waterproof 110V strip from LE. I've cut it into 3 40 ft lengths that I'm powering with 3 110v controllers. I want to run 3 RGB extensions that will be 20 ft between each controller and the light strip it controls. I've calculated each strip at 1.65 amps. Can I safely use the standard 22 gauge RGB stranded extension wire commonly found on Amazon and Ebay for 12-24v led strips? If not what should I use? Thank you. FYI the lights are for a three teared 40' long planter wall along our front walk. The top rail of each tier is a 4x6 pressure treated timber horazontaly attached to the top of each planter wall that I routed a 5/16 channel 5/16 deep the 40 ft length of the walk X 3. I hot glued the strip lights into the channel. The lights face down and are concealed by being in the channel and below the line of sight. Looks fantastic when lit and 100% concealed when not.My only issue besides finding the appropriate extension is the Hot Glue has separated from the light strip in a few places. I'm now researching glue sticks for one that will better bond to the synthetic waterproof cover on these lights.
Great info! Can you recommend a battery powered light string? I want to illuminate the inside of a storage box and I won't always have access to a wall outlet.
Well, it's been ten month so you've probably moved on, but hey, other people have questions...When you say "the price difference between these 300s and the 150s are $43 for the 300s compared to $23 for the 150s," do you mean the 300s cost $43 and the 140s cost $23? That would be a price DIFFERENCE of twenty dollars, which is more than the above advice implies, but that' likely the fact. Check a few other sellers to compare.To avoid catching on fire, never apply too high of a voltage to them. Be sure the power supply can provide the needed amperage. If they are high temperature lights (I've seen tri-color theater curtain wash lights that were 180 degrees F on their faces!), be sure they're mounted so the heat can radiate away from them. That makes the entire thing warm while making sure no single spot is too hot.
It's always helpful to add as much detail as possible when asking technical questions. I guess you have single color LEDs. That must be known to address the issue.Also, please, what are you using to control them?
If you're mounting these in one long straight line, there are a couple of issues. First, the strips probably come in five meter lengths because the voltage at each LED ( = brightness) starts to drop off when the strips are much longer. If you want to make one twenty meter strip, you should run separate power to each strip using at least 18 gauge wire. Second, you can overcome this voltage drop that happens if you string a bunch of these together by lowering their brightness. There is less voltage drop if the LEDs draw less current.
Hi I have a 12V 5 meter length of RGB 5050 LED strip (72w). I have an 8A power supply(96w) and a 6A controller. I have a "1 to 4"connector as I intend to cut the strip into 4 peices. I want to be able to switch off/on the 4 smaller strips independently. I have 4 switches which I had assumed I could just solder to the black(negative) wire in my 4 wire connection strip but I have been warned that this could cause a backfeed ?? and maybe dangerous as there will always be a current being drawn. Please comment.
I would like to point out if you adapter isn't rated to supply enough amps, but you try to pull those amps anyways, the adapter probably will not last long, and may catch fire. Similar to running to many volts to the leds. You can overshoot the amps as much as you want though and it won't bother the leds, it's just unnecessary.
Yes but after 4 strands of lighting your going to begin to get Dimming from lack of power after the 4th strand of lights.
Would 4 strand 18AWG still ok for this application? Looking at the volts used it seems so.
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